Haut Marbuzet 2009
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The 2009 Haut-Marbuzet offers vivacious crushed strawberry, cranberry and freshly tilled soil aromas. This Haut-Marbuzet is full of vim and vigor after a decade. The palate is very well balanced with sappy red berry fruit, veins of blueberry with well integrated oak that lends a smooth sheen towards the finish. This is a lovely 2009 that should offer another 15 to 20 years of pleasure. Excellent. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. 2021 - 2040
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2019|
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Haut-Marbuzet ‘09 has a fragrant, lifted bouquet with blackberry, mulberry and crushed stone. It is slightly understated but very precise. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannins, clean fresh red berry fruit, but it is missing complexity on the stubborn, foursquare finish that is atypical for this usually more flamboyant cru.
|Score: 90+||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, July 2013|
Cassis tends to dominate with behind it black cherry and blackberry. The sweetness of the fruit enriches the palate, a powerful mix of black fruits refreshed a little by red cherry. The tannins are structured but as they are ripe they do not hide the fruit sweetness. Drink2020-2040.
|Score: 88/92||Derek Smedley MW, April 2010|
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